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IFWE Releases New Bible App Reading Plan, 'Is Your Gospel Big Enough?'

Contact: Kristin Brown, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, 703-962-7877

MCLEAN, Va., May 17, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Does your faith in God touch every aspect of your life? Does it give deeper meaning to your vocation? Many of us operate daily with a gospel that only answers questions about our sin and salvation. While that is true, it's not the whole picture. In order to understand how our work, community, family life and church all fit together within the Christian life, we must expand our understanding of the gospel from two chapters to four.

In a new Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) Bible App (YouVersion) reading plan, "Is Your Gospel Big Enough?" IFWE executive director Hugh Whelchel argues that the four-chapter gospel lays a foundation that provides meaning and fulfillment that everyone seeks in their life.

"A comprehensive four-chapter framework helps us understand why we are important to God, why our work is important to God and why God has called us to be good stewards." says Whelchel in Is Your Gospel Big Enough?

This new seven day reading plan, based off Whelchel's recently released booklet "All Things New," Whelchel walks the reader through each "chapter" of the Gospel (Creation, Fall, Redemption and Restoration) one day at a time. In addition to breaking down the "chapters" by day, Whelchel provides an analysis of the two-chapter versus four-chapter gospel and an answer to the question, "Why does the four-chapter gospel matter for my everyday life?"

"Is Your Gospel Big Enough?" is the fifth reading plan released by IFWE on the Bible App and its content provides the theological basis for all IFWE other plans. The other four plans on the Bible App have resulted in over 330,000 subscriptions so far and the potential for readership growth remains high as more than 223 million people have the Bible App on their phone or tablet.

Hugh Whelchel is the executive director of IFWE and author of How Then Should We Work: Rediscovering the Biblical Doctrine of Work (Westbow Press, 2012). He has more than twenty-five years of experience in the business arena and a master's degree in religion from the Reformed Theological Seminary.

The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) is a Christian research organization committed to advancing biblical and economic principles that help individuals find fulfillment in their work and contribute to a free and flourishing society.